Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I'm a creative communicator with a background in music and media. Working under the supervision of Dr Irina Baetu at the Cognitive Neural Sciences (CNS) Laboratory, we have a keen interest in cognition and emotion, along with their neural underpinnings.

I am particularly interested in non-invasive and cost-effective ways to improve emotion and wellbeing, including the use of music. To this end, I composed several new songs that enabled the independent manipulation of various features, such as the valence of the lyrics.

Measuring emotion is also an important aspect of my research. I am currently validating some innovative measures that pinpoint affective states through the simple use of colour and emojis.

Through my PhD, I aim to validate a personalised model of emotion that goes beyond the use of words, and allows individuals to better identify, describe and predict their feelings in a deeply intuitive way. Ultimately, through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence, I seek to help others improve their emotional intelligence.

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    Year Citation
    2018 Tirado, C., Khatin-Zadeh, O., Gastelum, M., Jones, N. L., & Marmolejo-Ramos, F. (2018). The strength of weak embodiment. International Journal of Psychological Research, 11(2), 77-85.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1

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